Globe & Mail: I hate when people look at me when I go to the gym. What can I do?

I hate when people look at me when I go to the gym. The question: I am trying to go to the gym regularly, but I am extremely anxious about people looking at me as I train. Any advice on how I can feel more confident? The stress and anxiety of people watching me often makes me skip my workouts.

The answer: I know from experience that activity can be energizing and empowering, so it is disheartening to me that the quest to be active can become intertwined with feelings of body shame and a negative, judgmental internal dialogue. Read More

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